The Graduate Women NSW Sophia Holland Lecture once again featured a leading educator in Professor Patricia M. Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN, Vice-Chancellor and President (2021-present), The University of Wollongong.
Professor Davidson is a global leader in health education, an advocate and champion of women’s health and one of only ten women Vice Chancellors in Australia.
A recording is available to members.
Professor Davidson joined the University of Wollongong as Vice-Chancellor in May 2021. Prior to her current role, she was dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in Baltimore in the United States. In 2021 she was the recipient of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Distinguished Leader Award. This honour celebrates her exceptional contributions to the advancement of global health worldwide.
As a global leader in nursing, health care, and advocacy, Professor Davidson’s work focuses on person-centred care delivery and the improvement of cardiovascular health outcomes for women and vulnerable populations. She has extensively studied chronic conditions, transitional care, palliative care, and the translation of innovative, acceptable, and sustainable health initiatives across the world.
Professor Davidson serves as counsel general of the International Council on Women’s Health Issues, and was a past board member of CUGH and secretary general of the Secretariat of the World Health Organizations Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery. She also serves on the Board of Health Care Services for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in the United States.